Located just east of Phoenix, Tempe is home to Arizona State University, and is a lively, thriving college town.  It boasts 330 days of sunshine every year, making it an ideal getaway year-round.

From sampling the local food, experiencing the vibrant nightlife, exploring the nearby trails, experiencing thriving arts and culture, or relaxing poolside, there are plenty of things to do in Tempe !

Hang out at the lake

Tempe Town Lake is the second most visited public attraction in Arizona. Get on the water and rent a boat to enjoy some outdoor fun in the middle town (and cool off from the desert heat).

Desert Botanical Garden

The Desert Botanical Garden boasts 50,000 desert plants in their collection and is a favorite of both locals and visitors. You'll find walking paths, desert views, and seasonal installations.

Explore Papago Park

The 1500 acre Papago Park is home to miles of hiking and biking trails.Don't miss the Hole-in-the-Wall hike, a short 0.3 mile trail that leads you to a unique rock formation with beautiful views.

Explore the ASU Campus

Tempe is home to the Arizona State University, one of the largest public universities in the United States. The campus is home to museums, exhibits, events, and installations that are fun to explore. 

Tour a Local Brewery

Tempe's Four Peaks Brewery, one of the most well-known craft breweries in Arizona. Tours are offered every Saturday, and give you a glimpse into the brewing process and unique history.

Eat + Drink

Tempe has an up-and-coming foodie scene with many delicious dining options featuring all kinds of cuisines. Check out Ghost Ranch, Culinary Dropout, Morning Squeeze, and Tempe Public Market Cafe!